I'm 26 years old, living in Karlstad Wermland. I am currently a student at my local universety. My interests are video games, movies, books and politics.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Will work for $$$

I'm currently looking through the want ads to see where one can find work, and that is a daunting task by itself. But it doesn't get any easier by the fact that the "market" is swamped by all the young kids looking for a job over summer, while I hope to find a job both during summer and preferably longer than that. Also I have some criteria, I don't want to work at McDonald's or any other fast food place and I don't want to work with telemarketing.

What I would like to work with is what is usually labeled "qualified workforce" but I have some real problems getting those jobs because they often require both a collage education and some work experience. And while I have lots of education from collage I have yet to get a diploma or "graduate" (I'm taking a break from collage) and it's really hard to get experience without first getting a job.

So I guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open, fingers crossed and keep a positive outlook. Who knows the job of my dreams could be just out there.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Coffee, poker and summer

Ah, today seems to be good day, I'm finished with (almost) all of the school assignments I had to do, the remaining can wait a couple of weeks. We've finally got great weather and I'm sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee while playing some online poker (only play money, I don't have any money to lose).
So what I've got planned for today is to later today go out and enjoy the nice weather, try to get some more photos, and get ready to start looking for work tomorrow.

(in case you haven't guessed it this is basically just a post to get back in to bloging)

Monday, May 15, 2006

2 Bush's is better than one.

You have to see THIS!
Who knew he was such a good sport, and when his term is over, he can start a new career in comedy!

Hands of my net!

I recently became aware of the proposed idea by some of the bigger ISPs to limit access to the internet, and although this would't affect me directly (since I hope the politicians in Europe aren't that stupid) but it is a real danger.
If a company can prevent it's users to visit a certain web site, they could also start putting up filters that would prevent certain types of information to get through. That would be the first step towards censorship, and although I agree that there are a lot of really bad things that shouldn't be viewed by anyone we are heading down a slippery slope if we let company's, or the government start telling us what to read/listen to/view etc.

So what can we do. Well for starters, visit the site http://www.savetheinternet.com/ and read for your self. I'll keep coming back to this topic with more thoughts, reflections and ideas.

Save the Internet: Click here

Thursday, May 11, 2006

I'm a plant

Well this title might need some explanation:
I recently did a personality test, and it came back negative! *badum tish!* :P

No really, in school we as a part of a course did a personality test and my profile was Plant, and I must say that is in my opinion a quite accurate description of me.

What else, oh yeah. I want me a copy of this! If the game is half this good I know what I will spend my money on.

Short entry this time, now I'm of to look for more work.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I've been de-masked

...by myself!

I wasn't sure if I should keep this blog "secret" but in my attempt to create another one I accidentally linked that one to this one... So I guess I can't be hiding anymore. Oh well. I'll still continue ranting about webcomics, video games and other trivial matters...

I'm just to lazy to update my profile at the moment. A more accurate one will be up shortly.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Being a judge

I've been a member of the disciplinary board at my university's for almost two years now, and it has been an interesting position. Learing a lot on how the system works and doing my best to be fair and yet making sure that cheaters didn't "win". Today how ever I got a real unpleasant surprise, a distant friend of mine is up for the board this Friday. And not only being aware that my friend might be suspended isn't a nice thought but also being part of the board that is going to decide his fate isn't to appealing.

After some thought I've decided to be part of the discussion, give my insights on him as a person and also on the course in question. And then leave when they start talking about if he is to be suspended and for how long.

This is one of those kind of choices one shouldn't have to make.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Grabbing a spoon

Well anyone who has seen the show "Friends" to many times, might know what this means. But this time it's not about getting back in the game after a breakup, instead it's to try to find a job. I've dedicated the day to go through the internet and signing up on all the job finding sites I can find. Next week, I might try calling some places. But trying to find the right person on a Friday afternoon seems like a big gamble, I might as well go out and buy a lottery ticket. The odds of me winning the jackpot and getting in touch with the person's I need today are roughly about the same.
I don't know if it's the thrill of finally getting of the couch and start looking for a job or the double espresso I'm drinking at the moment that's giving me the buzz I'm feeling, either way I like it.
But finding a job isn't that easy. First of all, there aren't that many jobs to begin with, second, the ones that are out there are probably gonna go to the people with either a) experience or b) better education than me. This leaves me in a bit of a pickle, since by the time the people with experience is out of the picture there is a new bunch of younger persons with higher, better and above all more recent education. Since I at this point don't have a collage degree nor the desire or the willpower to complete the courses I need I'm caught between a rock and a hard place.

I'll keep posting my progress here on this blog.

Until later: Be well and enjoy the fact that it's Friday and spring is here!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

It's not just a job...

...it's a duty.

I recently talked about joining the army. And maybe I should clarify some things, 1: I am not someone who likes violence, heck I haven't even been in a real fight in my entire life.
2:I don't think being a soldier is an easy job, or something that should be taken to lightly.
And 3: I am well aware that there is a great risk of getting hurt or killed if one is a soldier.
There are some more bad things I know about being a soldier.

And still I have some thoughts about joining the army out of some specific reasons.
The first one is that I feel it's a duty we in the west have. There are still some people who have good reason to be afraid, even at home. There are more than a dozen wars and minor conflicts in Africa and the sad truth is that in order for other kinds of help to get through there needs to be military present to prevent the help workers from being killed or robbed.
The second reason is that I think it'll put a lot of things in perspective. So what if the store is out of your favorite cereal, it's not a big deal... Does it really matter if the neighbor's dog did it's dirty bushiness on your yard?

So even if the dangerous are great, and the personal gain is little I still think it's well worth doing. Even if it only results in that one child gets a future.

Where to start?

Reading two of my favorite webcomics I learned two disturbing news:
First George Lucas is trying once more to get all the money he can from Star Wars and I wish him luck, because I'm not biting this time, I've bought the DVD's, seen the movies on the big screen, played the videogame and bought the CCG. Well no more! I've got better things to spend my money on, like DVD boxes of Angel, Buffy or Firefly (haven't seen it yet but seems very good). So yes, Joss Whedon is my Master Now!

And the next one: WTH? This one needs to be stopped, please someone start a petition. This is a crime against nature and a mental violation of my mind!

And in other news, spring is FINALLY here to stay, today I hung in my winter coat and took out my spring/fall jacket. So that's a reason to celebrate